Welcome to the quickest way to learn the week’s most exciting local events. This weekly event round-up is sponsored by The Ithaca Convention and Visitors Bureau.


Fox Trot 5k

Get your running shoes ready and sprint on over to the Cayuga Nature Center for the 4th annual Fox Trot 5K and Fall Festival! Kick off the fall season with a 5K trail run, a kid’s Fox Chase run, and fun festival activities including live music, educational tables, apple cider pressing demonstrations and much more.
Date: 9/26/15
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Apple Picking, Fresh Cider, Sunflower Maze, and Playground at Indian Creek Farm

Everyone is invited to the kickoff of high apple season at Indian Creek Farm this weekend!  Only 3 minutes from downtown, just past the hospital on Route 96.  You can pick 7 kinds of apples, drink fresh apple cider, and enjoy the free attractions: A sunflower maze and playground with swing set, giant sandbox, and Apple Mountain (a huge pile of dirt).  Open every day 9 AM till dark!

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Kids, Clowns & S’mores

The Cancer Resource Center is sponsoring “Kids, Clowns & S’mores” for parents with cancer and their families. There will be fun for the kids, and an opportunity for the parents to share and connect.

Date: 9/25/15 6:30pm

Location: Cancer Resource Center

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Roller Skate Series

The last skate of the season! Get the family or go solo and rock out on wheels to classic jams, old and new!

Cass Park Roller Rink

Date: 9/25/2015

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Brightspark Electric Folk Festival

Come out to our 6th Annual Brightspark Electric Folk Festival hosted by Brightspark Records and McNeil Music! Interact with some of Ithaca’s most beloved and innovative musicians in an informal, free, family friendly atmosphere.

Bailey Hall

Date: 9/26/2015
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Harvest Moon Eclipse

This one can be enjoyed from your own back yard! Or of course join others around a camp fire roasting marshmallows and hot dogs, singing songs and playing instruments! Contact myerst55@yahoo.com for location.

Out in the Moonlight

Date: 11/27/15-11/28/15

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As You Like it

When a duke in exile, his banished daughter, a willful young man, and their loyal followers flee to the tranquility of the forest, they discover their true selves and the power of redemption. This most exquisite of Shakespeare’s comedies combines a road movie, a buddy picture, a love story, and a battle of wills.
Dillingham Center, Ithaca College Theater

Date: 9/29/2015 – opening night!

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Cider Week VIP Package

October 2-11 is a great time to invite your friends to Ithaca for the exciting Cider week activities! Enjoy this special package that includes a variety of lodging choices and tickets to a special Call to the Barrel Dinner on Cayuga Lake!

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Ithaca Apple Harvest Festival

The 33rd annual Apple Harvest Festival features bountiful produce, apples, cider, baked apple goods and wine and beer tastings. Also the Craft fair will feature everything from fine art to textiles to some of the region’s most delicately crafted glass art and jewelry.

Ithaca Commons

Date: 10/2/2015 – 10/4/2015

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 Scarecrow Jubilee

Nothing says fall like the Scarecrow Jubilee at Ithaca Children’s Garden! Celebrate the harvest with scarecrow making, pumpkin carving, apple tasting, and so much more…

Ithaca Children’s Garden. Cass Park, Route 89, Ithaca, NY 14850

Date: 10/17/2015

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The Weekly Gem

The weekly gem will highlight a special Ithaca location that the Ithaca & Tompkins County Visitor’s Center thinks you really need to see!

The History Center of Ithaca

Ever wonder how Ithaca came to be so Gorges? Find out everything you need to know about the dense history of this secluded city at the Tompkins County History Center, located right down town across from the Commons!


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Mike Blaney

Mike Blaney is the executive director and co-founder of The Ithaca Voice.